ADHD Meds Weaken Kids’ Bones

A new study announced at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthapaedic Surgeons shows that drugs prescribed for ADHD can weaken bones in children during a time of critical growth. This study tested 5,315 kids between the ages of 8 and 17 and compared the results to a subgroup of 1,967. Each child was given a bone mineral density scan on the femur, femoral neck and lumbar spine. 

The children taking ADHD medications of Ritalin, Focalin, Dexetrine, Strattera, and Vyvanese had lower bone mineral density, and at least 25 percent were characterized as having osteopenia. 

Prescriptions of ADHD medications to children in the U.S. grew by 36 percent between 2008 and 2012. 

Hypnosis could be a helpful alternative.

There is no scientific evidence supporting hypnotherapy as a treatment for symptoms of ADHD like inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. But clinical studies suggest that hypnosis can be useful in the treatment of anxiety and sleep problems, which many with ADHD experience. 

Hypnosis produces a relaxed state of heightened focus that increases receptivity to suggestions. 

Hypnosis can give a person with ADHD the feeling of being in charge of his or her behavior. 

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